A 31-year old man in in police custody for allegedly abducting two minors aged 3 and 4, as they played at their home in Muthurwa on Sunday evening.
According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation, the suspect identified as Jackson Mutinda was nabbed at Shell petrol station along Lang’ata road as he headed with the girls to an unknown destination by a female police officers attached to the National Police Services Airwing.
DCI revealed that Chief Inspector Justine Ouya who had just landed from a troops resupply mission met the trio along Lang’ata Road but her maternal instincts made her suspect that the girls were in trouble. The suspect was holding the girls hands as he walked with them towards Karen.
“After observing him and the little girls briefly, her intuition as a police officer coupled by her motherly instincts led her to being suspicious. She immediately stopped the man and interrogated him. She also spoke to the minors and established that the man was not their father as he had alleged,” DCI said in a statement.
Chief Inspector Ouya immediately restrained the man and alerted the duty officer based at Wilson Airport, who responded to the emergency call with other officers.
“After interrogating the abductor, it was discovered that he had lured the little angels from their home in Muthurwa, promising to buy them a soda. The officers immediately set off for Muthurwa, in search of the parents to the minors,” DCI stated.
The suspect is currently in custody at Langata police station, being processed for arraignment on Child Trafficking charges.
Cases of child kidnapping across the country have been on the rise with parents living in fear and heartbroken.
In July this year, United Nations Children’s Agency condemned the kidnapping and murder of children across the country.